Friday, January 31, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Forever by Karen Ann Hopkins

Forever by Karen Ann Hopkins
Published Date: January 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA

The Story:
All I want is my happily-ever-after.

That's all I've wanted since meeting Noah Miller.

From the day we met, the world has tried to keep Noah and me from being together, but now that I'm carrying his child, no one will be able to tear us apart. Or so I hope. But Noah and I have made some mistakes along the way, and the consequences are impacting the people we love. Worse, there's a storm on the horizon, and it's sure to cause serious devastation.

If we can get through this, we'll finally be Rose and Noah; a family, forever.

But first we have to survive the road ahead. And happily-ever-after is a long way off. 

My Review
This was such a fitting end to Rose and Noah's story. But make sure you have tissues nearby. This whole series was fabulous. I've read other Amish inspired books, they were more for adults - in that the characters were much older, and have loved them. But this series, and Forever in particular, brings to light the interactions and situations the teens may run into. If you've started this series, I think you'll love Forever. The author has stayed true to the characters and you can't help but feel for Rose and Noah as they brace for the storm that's about to hit.

Temptation and Belonging

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About Karen Ann Hopkins

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Release & Giveaway: Glitch by Brenda Pandos

Glitch by Brenda Pandos
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Genre: YA

The Story: When a mysterious guy from the zombie zone sneaks an illegal slip of paper to a beautiful young girl from Brighton, she must decide if she should turn him in or follow what the note says in the first book of the Brighton Zombies Series, Glitch.

Eighteen-year-old Abigail has no trouble following Brighton’s rules. For one, she’s OCD about checking her Date of Death clock latched to her wrist, making sure her decisions never shorten her timeline, and two, she enjoys the peace Brighton has to offer. In no way would she bring on another attack that destroyed earth’s inhabitants like her predecessors did from their selfishness and greed. But when her best friend returns from her Advice Meeting--a glimpse into the future--shell shocked and won’t tell Abby what’s happened, she’s worried what awaits her. The stranger with blue-eyes knows something, but does Abby dare enter the zombie zone to get answers? Or is she doomed to live the life set for her?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review & Giveaway: A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers

A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers

Published Date: January 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Genre: New Adult

The Story:
From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers, comes the third book in her sizzling New Adult series.

If you play with fire…

Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.

Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.

Because Harrison Yates isn't who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.

My Review:  WOW!  Such an awesome book.  If you've read the first two books, A Little Too Far and A Little Too Much, you'll find many storylines tied up in A Little Too Hot.  Also, we're able to see what happened to Sam since her best friend and the boy she hooked up with got together.

A Little Too Hot is a little bit of Moulin Rouge mixed with Covert Affairs.  At least, that's how it is to me!  I won't spoil the book for you, but if you liked the previous two books, then you must read this one!!

About Lisa Desrochers
Lisa Desrochers is the USA Today bestselling author of A LITTLE TOO FAR , courtesy of HarperCollins, and companions, A LITTLE TOO MUCH (Nov 12, 2013), and A LITTLE TOO HOT (Jan 21, 2014). Also in stores is her YA PERSONAL DEMONS trilogy (Macmillan).
She lives in central California with her husband and two very busy daughters. There is never a time that she can be found without a book in her hand, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise.


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Monday, January 13, 2014

Review: Sentinel by Jennifer L Armentrout

Sentinel by Jennifer L Armentrout
Published Date: November 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: YA

The Story: It's a beautiful day for a war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

My Review: WOW! Such an amazing ending to a fabulous series!  This book is as action-packed as the summary of the story says!  You'll want to read it until it's finished.  I can't believe the ending.  Just wow!  I never would have thought things would have ended up that way.  And don't worry, I won't spoil the ending if you haven't read it yet.  If you've been hearing about Jennifer L Armentrout's books, trust me, this is one series you need to read!!  Worth every burnt dinner!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Review: Watercolor by Leigh T Moore

Watercolor by Leigh T Moore
Published Date: October 2013
Publisher: Self
Genre: YA

The Story: Finishing senior year is supposed to be the best time in a person’s life.
Finishing senior year as Julian’s girlfriend should’ve been the icing on the cake.
Knowing the secret that could change everything for him is the only thing threatening to spoil it all.
Until Jack returns.

Anna and Julian are together at last, and it’s as hot and happy as they knew it would be. The only problem is The Secret. 

And Jack. 

But while Anna is determined to fight for the guy she loves, she could still lose Julian when he discovers the truth she’s been helping to hide.

My Review: I was so excited to read the next chapter in the Dragonfly series!  I enjoyed reading more about Anna and Julian growing in their relationship.  Only, Anna is still keeping a secret from him.  What happens if Julian finds out?  You gotta pick up a copy to find out!  If you've started with the first book, Dragonfly, then you'll really want to keep reading to find out what happens!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Teaser Post & Giveaway: A Little Too Much by Lisa Desrochers


In the follow-up to Lisa Desrochers’ explosive New Adult novel A Little too Far, Alessandro Moretti must face the life he escaped and the girl he loved and left behind.

Twenty-two year old Hilary McIntyre would like nothing more than to forget her past. As a teenager abandoned to the system, she faced some pretty dark times. But now that’s all behind her. Hilary has her life on track, and there’s no way she’ll head back down that road again.

Until Alessandro Moretti—the one person who can make her remember—shows up on her doorstep. He’s even more devastatingly gorgeous than before, and he’s much too close for comfort. Worse, he sees right through the walls she’s built over these last eight years, right into her heart and the secrets she’s guarding.

As Hilary finds herself falling back into love with the man who, as a boy both saved and destroyed her, she must decide. Past or future? Truth or lies?

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LISA DESROCHERS is the USA Today bestselling author of the A Little Too Far series, courtesy of HarperCollins, and the young adult Personal Demons trilogy from Macmillan. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. Find her online at , on Twitter at @LisaDez, and on Facebook at

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